Category: travel

travel

Going South

Last year. Today I’ve been thinking about last year. When we escaped the endless winter by going south… twice.  When we spent two weeks before Christmas in Costa Rica. A week on the west coast at a small resort near Quepos, where …

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books

Paris Dreaming

The view from my window these past three days has varied, to say the least. From brown grass and ice-covered river, to sideways snowfall, to nothing while the freezing rain pelted my window and obscured the view altogether, and finally to a limp, …

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travel

Our Top 5 Tiny, Quirky Travel Destinations

It’s snowing today. And it’s still only November. Sigh. Just like last year. So this morning… as snow wafts down past the window of my den, Hubby is out chopping wood for the fireplace, and I’m sipping tea and leafing …

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Remembering Our Remembrance Day … In Australia

Since I was a kid, I’ve always thought that Remembrance Day was an important day. And never more so than when I was a teacher at John McCrae Secondary School, named for the Canadian doctor who wrote the iconic poem …

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Just Enough Wilderness… Adventures in La Belle Province

We love to travel in Quebec. Most years we spend a week in August at our time share condo in a village on the Saguenay Fjord called L’Anse-Saint-Jean.  The 105 km long fjord is magnificent.  www.flickriver.com And the tiny village …

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travel

To The Back of Beyond

Ah yes…it’s summer and we are feeling the call of the road. Back roads, that is. So in answer to that call, a week or so ago my husband and I set off for our first camping trip of the …

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Our Excellent Hemingway Adventure…in Key West

First,  you have to know that I am a huge Hemingway fan. In the 70’s when I was a teenager I thought he was an overweight, misogynist bore. Then in the 80’s I was converted by a gentle, erudite woman …

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Georgia on My Mind or How To Cure March Madness

Okay… everyone thinks that March Madness is supposed to look like this photo from ibtimes.com No offense meant to those Americans and Canadians (including my husband) who are glued to their televisions watching basketball. And yes, Andrew Wiggins IS a …

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life

Bogie and Hepburn Reprised

Amid the snow and freezing temperatures of a Canadian winter, we are planning our summer. Well, our summer camping trips, at least. My husband and I go on one or two camping trips together most summers. Hubby, the inveterate canoeist …

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books

Eirinn go Brach : On Irish Books and Ireland

I’m a binge reader. If I  find an author I like or become interested in an era or a place, I will read everything I can get my hands on written by or about my new interest…fiction, memoir, biography…anything. One …

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